Abstract

Since the year 2000, there have been on average over 400 natural disasters per year (Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters) affecting rural and metropolitan areas alike. These disasters leave communications networks broken and segmented. The victims are left merely helpless while they wait for assistance and emergency first responders to save their lives. Even after these tragic events, communication services may not be restored for months or even years. This leaves families and individuals vulnerable to further hardship due to lack of supplies. Our solution reconnects disaster victims faster. With our GoKits, families and emergency services come back online in dramatically less time. A GoKit includes everything you need to connect to our emergency communications network. With this GoKit, users can connect from up to 15km away from our eNAP (Emergency Network Access Point). We believe access to communications networks should remain a human right.


Members: Christian Shaheen, Conner Paul, Nick Thomas

Advisor: Tony Iacobelli


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